Potluck Food Label Tutorial
Hosting a summer potluck?
Ever ambled over to a potluck buffet, stacked to the sky with goodies, and wondered (hopefully silently), “What is that?!”? Are you a brave soul that scoops a healthy dose of the unidentified foods from the potluck buffet onto your plate, only to find when you dig your fork into your selections, they are nothing like you imagined?
Perfect potluck table labels- done easy!
As the hostess, we say it is crucial to label the foods, your civic duty, really. Without the inside scoop and a few hostessing tricks, this can be a daunting task, especially if you have a plethora of unidentified dishes flooding your potluck party table.
So, here’s the trick. Next time, try this no-fuss system for labeling the food at your gatherings that will work as well at a festive Fourth of July potluck as it will an elegant Thanksgiving dinner. The best part is that your dish toting guests will do the work for you, your party table will be gorgeously labeled, and your party guests will thank you forever after!
Table Label tutorial
We used the sticks from the Cherry Red, White and Blue cupcake kit, mostly because we love the adorable cherries hanging from the sticks. If cherries don’t work with your event, choose a different collection, or go with these plain wooden lollipop sticks.
Then, you’ll need to make some tags. Simply punch circles, scalloped circles, or just use scissors to cut some small squares of paper. We used a scalloped circle as well as a smaller circle and taped them together to create a 1 ½ inch tag with a layered look. Next, you’ll punch two holes with a standard hole-punch on opposite edges of the paper tags. This enables your guests to slide a wooden stick through each hole eliminating the need for tape, or other adhesive.
At your labeling area, you’ll need to provide the sticks, premade tags, and pens, along with a sign thanking your guests for their contribution and asking for their help with labeling their culinary masterpieces.
Easy as pie.